Summer is coming, which means we’re all about to be in fruit and vegetable heaven. Corn, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peaches, plums, cherries: we can’t shovel these things in our faces fast enough. Notice I didn’t put zucchini on that list. Why? Because it’s probably summer’s most underappreciated —maybe even downright disrespected— vegetable (ok, technically, it’s a fruit). It’s abundant, nutritious and cheap (all good qualities), but there’s something about zucchini’s intensely mild flavor and the challenge of coaxing out its taste and texture that frustrates us. Plus, anyone who’s experienced the unrelenting wave of zucchini and other summer squash that comes in most CSAs will tell you that it can get hard to come up with new and exciting things to do with it.
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